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It’s been a while since I posted as part of ‘The Gallery’, but I am making an effort to balance my life and that includes balancing my blog, too.

I had grand intentions of documenting my California adventures over the Christmas holidays, but due to one thing and another my grand ideas faded away. When I saw the theme for this week’s Gallery I knew I had to showcase our trip to Muir Woods, one of the greenest places I know.

The Redwoods are one of California’s natural wonders and the lush climate of the coast keeps everything green. If you are ever in the San Francisco Bay area, Muir Woods is definitely a place to visit.





The Gallery

Gallery logo

Like most of you, I have been glued to my television watching the summer sporting event that only comes around every four years, where athletes from all over the world compete for gold, silver and bronze. It definitely has ‘inspired a generation’, especially in our household. G has even signed up for swimming lessons, determined to be the next Michael Phelps in the 2024 games (see last photo).

A week prior to the global festivities starting, we went on holiday to Cornwall and stumbled across the latest phenomenon – paddle boarding. We were lucky enough to witness what looked like a ‘flash mob’ paddle board race. The participants just appeared from no where, lined up and took off into the sea! Although, not an featured sport yet in the Games, it sparked and inspired us to embrace our love of swimming and get in the pool.

Boards at the ready

Whistle blows

Hitting the waves

Paddle board entourage

Paddle balance

Artistic wave

And a final addition of the inspired swimmer…

Inspired swimmer

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I haven’t participated in the Gallery for a while for no reason in particular, but this week I decided it was time to get back in the game (so to speak).

My aunt mentioned once that it was nice to see my face in a photo. Like my father, who is a photographer, I am never in any of the ‘family’ photos since I am the one usually taking them.  The theme for this week is ‘Photography Resolutions’, and while I have many, putting myself in the picture is one I can stand behind – or in front of, if we’re talking about a camera lens.

I have many photos of my husband with Mini G, but there are few and far between of myself and Mini G.

Me and mini G summer sundae

Festival backlight

Thank goodness for front facing cameras!

The Gallery

I know I’ve said it before, but I love living near the countryside. Even though we’ve lived in the area for over 3 years, I still get a kick out of seeing animals grazing in the fields, especially sheep.

We went exploring earlier this summer and came across one of the many battlefield viewpoints around the area. Sheep were roaming around the open field so we stopped to take a look. These friendly bunch came to say hello as we wandered up to the lookout.

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My nod to photography and ‘World Photography Day’, is more about the origins of photography since, I posted the photo taken on ‘World Photography Day’ photo earlier this week.

On Saturday, I woke up to an image projected on my wall. An image of the houses across the street appeared on my wall. It was as if a small hole in my blackout blinds created the same effect as a pinhole camera. The photograph I took doesn’t really do it justice, but it was amazing nonetheless.

Pinhole camera

I love living in the countryside. I get a kick out of seeing livestock in fields within arms reach. One of my favourite things is randomly coming across a herd of cows when on a Sunday drive.

One afternoon while exploring, I turned a bend to see a bunch of cows hanging out in the river having a little paddle.

Black and white cows are my favourite.

Black and white cows

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